Ottoman kilij (saber), 19th century. The blade is signed by its maker, Acem Oglu. The Arabic inscriptions decorating it include: "Oh from the gentle God whose gentleness is without end, You are the Powerful, we will love You in Your palace on the day of judgement." The foliate ornament on the guard and scabbard mounts shows the strong influence of European design in Turkish art of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Bequest of George C. Stone, 1935, Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Kilij Century CE Ottoman Weapon) -Acem Oglu (Bequest of George C. Stone, Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Chichak (End of 17th Century CE Ottoman Armor) | Steel, copper, leather, velvet and silk

Ottoman type chichak helmet, end of century, steel, copper, leather…

Ottoman chichak type helmet, 16th century, steel, gold, silver Dimensions: H. 10 3/4 in. (27.8 cm); Wt. 5 lb. 11 oz. (2580 g), Met Museum, forged from watered steel and decorated in gold with arabesques and Koranic inscriptions.

Ottoman chichak type helmet, century, steel, gold, silver Dimensions: H.

The first court of Topkapi Seraglio The "Bab-ı Humayun" resulted in the first courtyard of the palace. On the left court side were the powder magazine, a well and the Treasury, in the background the "Bab-ı Salam" or "Orta Kapı" the second court, in front of gatekeepers. Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", 1584th Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi, Istanbul (Inventory 1523/15b) © Sarayı Muzesi Topkapi, Istanbul

Ottoman miniature painting from the "Hünername", Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi…

SULTAN MURAD V Sultan Murad V (21 September 1840 – 29 August 1904) was the 33rd Sultan of the Ottoman Empire who reigned from 30 May to 31 August 1876. Sultan Murad became the Sultan when his uncle Abdulaziz was deposed. He reigned for 93 days before being deposed on the grounds that he was supposedly mentally ill. He died at Çırağan Palace, Ortaköy, Constantinople, and was buried in Constantinople on 30 August 1904. His brother, Abdul Hamid II, ascended to the throne on 31 August 1876.

Sultan Murad V September 1840 – 29 August was the Sultan of the Ottoman Empire who reigned from 30 May to 31 August

Ottoman zirah (mail shirt), shown with a kalkan (shield), quiver, saddle, sword and standard. Trophys captured after the Battle of Vienna in 1683.

Ottoman zirah (mail shirt), shown with a kalkan (shield), quiver, saddle, sword and standard. Trophys captured after the Battle of Vienna in

IV. Murat Levnî, Kebir Silsilenâme, Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi,

IV. Murat Levnî, Kebir Silsilenâme, Topkapı Sarayı Müzesi,

Ottoman tombak (gilded copper) chichak, 17th century, a type of helmet (migfer) originally worn in the 15th-16th century by cavalry (sipahi) , consisting of a rounded bowl with ear flaps, a peak with a sliding nose guard passing through the peak, and an extension in the back to protect the neck. Various other countries used their own versions of the chichak.

Ottoman tombak (gilded copper) chichak, century, a type of helmet (migfer)…

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor) worn by fully armored cavalryman (sipahi) in conjunction with migfer (helmet), dizcek (cuisse or knee and thigh armor), zirah (mail shirt), kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), and krug (chest armor). Museums often confuse kolçak (greaves) for kolluk/bazu band (vambrace/arm guards), even in Turkish museums they are labeled as arm guards and mounted on the arms of display mannequins rather than on the lower leg.15th c, Persia, Met…

Ottoman mail and plate kolçak (greaves / shin armor) worn by fully armored…

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